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Leveraging its design, marketing, operational and technological expertise, Dewberry Group is the force behind a truly groundbreaking and dynamic hotel brand. The flagship, The Dewberry, located in Charleston, South Carolina, delivers a distinctive, personalized experience in one of the country’s most illustrious locales.

The Dewberry Front Entrance - Charleston
The Dewberry Exterior - Charleston
Historic Lobby at The Dewberry - Charleston
The Living Room at The Dewberry - Charleston
The Brass Bar at The Dewberry - Charleston
The Living Room at The Dewberry - Charleston
The Living Room at The Dewberry - Charleston
Henrietta's Brasserie at The Dewberry - Charleston
A Charleston Flat at The Dewberry - Charleston
The Spa at The Dewberry - Charleston
The Swanston Room at The Dewberry Hotel - Charleston
The Ballroom at The Dewberry - Charleston
Citrus Club at The Dewberry - Charleston
The Rooftop Terrace at The Dewberry - Charleston
The Dewberry Exterior - Charleston

The DewberryCharleston, South Carolina

In the Autumn of 2016, Dewberry Group opened The Dewberry hotel in the renovated and repurposed former L. Mendel Rivers Federal Building. Originally constructed as a general service administration office building, this mid-century modern structure is located on two acres across from Marion Square on Meeting Street.

As much a setting as it is a state of mind, this five-star hotel was brought to life over the course of eight years by John Dewberry, Studio Dewberry, Workstead, and a team of architects and designers who shared Mr. Dewberry’s mission to present Charleston from a uniquely personal perspective. The result is a thoughtfully imagined, award-winning juxtaposition of past and present that redefines what is possible when top-tier design marries preservation.

Although Dewberry Group recreated the building’s interior, the marble-and-brick facade has remained largely intact, thereby preserving the architectural integrity of this John F. Kennedy commissioned mid-century building. LEED-certified, The Dewberry offers 155 luxurious guest rooms. The hotel features Henrietta’s, a Southern brasserie, the brass bar in The Living Room and rooftop venue Citrus Club which are both James Beard Award semifinalist. The Dewberry also features an urban oasis spa and several sought-after event spaces, The Ballroom & Walled Garden, and the rooftop’s Rivers Room.

  • Commissioned by JFK in 1963, opened by LBJ in 1964 as Mendel Rivers Federal Building
  • Reimagined as The Dewberry in 2016
  • The original 1960s lobby marble was preserved and re-cut and, today, lives as the table tops on Henrietta’s outdoor dining terrace.
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